UK dubstep and electronic music legend Flux Pavilion came out this past week with a remix of Whethan and Grouplove’s collaboration “Upside Down” from Whethan‘s album “Fantasy” from last year. This new take on the track ditches some of the original’s large indie-pop influences and replaces it with a bouncy drop filled with thick, wonky leads in a dreamy melody. The track still contains plenty of familiar touches of Flux’s signature sound design in his de-tuned synths ringing throughout the drop, layered over the sounds of Christian Zucconi’s vocals in the hook.
This new remix from Flux Pavilion comes just after the release of his recent full length album “.wav”. The album was something of a comeback, with 6 years since his last full length album. Since then, he has largely been releasing singles and remixes along with helping run his long standing label Circus Records. “.wav” was packed with collaborations from the likes of Feed Me and The Chain Gang of 1974, which all flexed his long journey in developing his unique sound. This meetup between Flux and Whethan also brings back memories of an early breakout collaboration for Whethan back in 2016 with the track “Savage” featuring Flux and singer MAX. According to Whethan on his feelings for enlisting Flux Pavilion on this remix,
“Flux was one of my favorite acts when I was first getting into music. When I first heard ‘I Can’t Stop’ I was so inspired by it, I knew I had to be involved in that world. This remix is a combination of so many different worlds and styles, and I’m honored Flux would want to hop on the remix.”
At the time of their first collab, Whethan was just a blip in the radar for many listeners but has since grown to outstanding heights and continues to push his reach even further.